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personnel in libya safe. i'll continue to monitor the situation as we learn more about mr. mcconnell: madam president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: we learned yesterday and are receiving reports this morning of the attacks against the united states embsy in cairo and the u.s. consulate in bengazi in libya. in libya, our ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the service of our nation. our thoughts and sympathies today are with the families of these brave americans. these attacks remind us of the sacrifices made on a daily basisaway foreign service officers, diplomatic security personnel and our marine security guards. i joi my colleagues in strongly condemning the murder of these innocent americans, and i strongly support employing every available tool at our dissal to ensure t safety of americans overseas and to hunt down those responsible for these attacks. yesterday, we commemorated the anniversary of the attacks of september 11, and today we are reminded that brave americans serve us every day at the risk of their own lives. we
-- bring these extremists to justice and press on with the democracy and freedom that the people of libya deserve and have earned at great loss of blood and treasure. mr. lieberman: mr. president, i couldn't agree more with my friend from arizona. it would -- it would really dishonor the service of chris stevens and the three other americans who served us in libya if their murders by these extremists led us to retrench and pull out of libya and stop supporting the new libyan government, democratically elecd, pull out of other parts of the arab world. that would be exactly the opposite of what ambassador stevens devoted his life to. as i mentioned, inspired by his experience as a peace corps volunteer in morocco, devoted the rest of his life to service on america's behalf in the -- in the middle east. the last thing he would want this murder to do is to lead us to pull out, leave the area. and it would also be the fondest hope of the attackers, the extremists. why do that he tack? they attack to kill individual people but they really attk to, as i said before, push america out and create a
to those who laid down their lives for their country at the libya embassy where they didn't have adequate security and where this administration enabled al qaeda and others to take over the government. it was nice of him to take a minute and a half to pay tribute to them giving their lives in the middle of this campaign event before he went on with the celebration. i recall president george w. bush, people here know we certainly had our differences and i certainly disagreed with him on a number of things, but i had great respect for the man. he said, how can i go play golf when i am commander in chief and i have sent soldiers or military into harm's way? it just doesn't feel right for me to be out on a golf course having a good time when our men and women are in harm's way. but it did look like a fun celebration there that president obama was having in las vegas. another article, libyan official said u.s. at fault in attacks. written by r. hawkins 12, september, 2012, he points out that although the head of libya's national assembly has formally apologized for the killing of u.s. ambassad
, members on a u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens and three other americans killed when terrorists attacked the u.s. consul at benghazi. debated a resolution on the house for. this is 20 minutes. the clerk: house resolution 786, honoring the four united states public servants who died in libya and condemning the attacks on the united states diplomatic facilities in lya, egypt, and yemen. the spear pro tempore: the gentlelady from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen, and the gentleman will each control 20 minutes. ms. ros-lehtinen: i ask that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous materials on this measure. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. ros-lehtinen: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: iant to thank leader pelosi, leader cantor and others for spearheading this attack. our thoughts and prayers are with the families of chris stevens, sean smith, tyrone woods, and glen doherty, and all those injured in the attacks. on the 11th anniversary of t
you. [applause] >> the president of libya also spoke to the general assembly for half an hour. his comments include his thoughts and the recent violence in his country that led to the deaths of four americans. >> in the name of god, his compassion and, mr. president. majesties, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure at the outset to express my congratulations to mr. jeremich on his election to the presidency of the general assembly. i should also like to commend another leader for his leadership at last year's session. i should like to express our sincere gratitude and k-meciation to mr. ban oon secretary-general, of -- ban ki-moon, secretary general of the united nations, for his starters, objectives, and purposes. mr. president -- three years ago, a despot who rolled my country for 43 years -- ruled my country for 43 years, he stood on this very platform and torpor a copy of the charter of -- tore a copy of the united nations, saying he did not recognize the authority of the document. today, i am standing on the same platform, asserting my country's support of the
. then a forum on the conditions of libya. later, the u.s. how -- u.s. house debate on a measure. the family research council hosts a values voter summit tomorrow. speakers includes paul ryan, as well as house majority leader and a south carolina senator. we will be live starting at 8:40 a.m. eastern on c-span 2. >> have you visited the new c- span campaign 2012 web site? once there, you can watch videos from the campaign trail with mitt romney and president obama and others. you can see what can the the it's our saying on major issues like national security and immigration. watch and engage on c-span. >> let's look at what the emancipation proclamation ashley says. the proclamation freeze enslaved people in those states or parts of states still in rebellion. on january 1, 1863. just those states or parts of states still in rebellion. there are several parishes in louisiana where slavery still exists because the union army still has control. there are parts of virginia where the union army has a foothold. slavery still exists in those areas. >> president lincoln issued an early version of th
be upon you. [applause] >> the president of libya also spoke to the general assembly for a half-hour. his comments included a response to the recent violence in his country that led to the death of four americans. >> in the name of god, merciful and compassionate. >> i have the pleasure of introducing his excellency, muhamed el-magarief, president of libya, and to invite him to address the assembly. [applause] >> in the name of god, the merciful, the compassionate, mr. president, your majesties, excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure at the outset to express my congratulations to the leader of the general assembly on his election. i would also like to commend the leadership of last year's session. i would also like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to mr. ban ki moon, secretary-general of the united nations, for all the efforts he is making to realize the charters, objectives, and purposes. mr. president, three years ago, a despot who ruled my country for 42 years with oppression and an iron fist, he stood on this very rostrum and tore a copy of the charter o
following the intervention in libya has affected? p5? how much do think that plays into the problem with syria at the moment? >> it is one of the factors. i think there are many other factors at work. their own position is different. russian interests are much stronger in syria. this is not the only factor certainly, there has been different -- has been disagreement about the implementation. we remain entrenched in our view that that was necessary. >> a lot further than it was agreed in in the security council resolution -- resolution. [indiscernible] do you think that has an impact with regards to a resolution with syria? >> i do not think we went further than in that resolution. all measures to perspective is a to protect civilian -- all measures to protect civilians. i think we are absolutely correct. there are other factors at work. i think to ask about the p5. while we have this impact on on a whole range of other subjects, the security council is living up to its abilities at the moment. on syria, we are in a deadlock. >> been a rock and afghanistan the central conclusion notw
killed when the consulate in libya was attacked. michael olson says the attack in libya that killed chris stevens and other americans was an opportunistic terror attack and not planned in advance. his comments came during a hearing on u.s. security threats. janet napolitano and the fbi associate director also testified. this is an hour and 50 minutes. >> the hearing will come to order. good morning to all. this is our annual, our committee's annual home lapd threat assessment hearing -- homeland threat assessment hearing. i want to welcome back janet napolitano, secretary of department of homeland security, and matt olsen, and the associate deputy director, kevin perkins, who is standing in for director bob mueller today. the director had to undergo unexpected surgery resulting from complications associated with recent dental treatment. he's unable to join us today. but we welcome mr. perkins in his stead. we with confidence we extend best regards to the director for a speedy recovery. this will be the final time that i have the privilege of chairing this annual hearing, so i want to use
at ramon's noticed to libya to enforce the no-fly zone and to erect -- and to rescue a pilot using one of our off sprays appeared in 2010, after tough years, left our province in iraq under a victory flag. as you know, we are heavily engaged today in afghanistan's,. in the navy, we come from the sea. it is our maneuver space. the mere presence of a warship off shore loaded with marines or even the knowledge that there are potentially only a few days away from them, deters actions from the world. while services operate predominately in a single domain, the arm and on land, the navy on see, the air force and the aerospace, a marine force -- and marine corps is different. we do not operate in a single domain. we operate in the lane that opens up in every stages of conflict and 4 -- prices that most likely transcends all three of the domains i just spoke of. in a temporary torain, we put in a forced to respond as quickly as required. this could be to open a door or to simply unable follow-on capabilities across the elements of our national power. leslie, since we are all concerned about th
in nevada last night. president told the crowd that he will bring the culprits to justice in libya. this is 40 minutes. [cheers and applause][cheers and applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you so much. could everybody please give a great round of applause for the wonderful introduction? [applause] i also want to say, it is good to see your once and next congresswoman. [applause] and it is so good to see all of you. i love you back. thank you. i want to begin -- [chanting "four more years"] thank you. i want to begin tonight by just saying a few words about a tough day that we had today. we -- we lost four americans last night who were killed when they were attacked at a diplomatic post in libya. they were serving overseas on our behalf, despite the dangers, despite the risks, to help one of the world's youngest democracies get on its feet. they were working for the values that we hold dear as americans, and as americans we stand united, all of us, in gratitude for their service. we are mindful of their sacrifice and we want to send out our heartfelt prayer is to their loved on
to syria, from saudi arabia to libya. he was known for walking the streets of the cities where he worked -- tasting the local food, meeting as many people as he could, speaking arabic, listening with a broad smile. chris went to benghazi in the early days of the libyan revolution, arriving on a cargo ship. as america's representative, he helped the libyan people as they coped with violent conflict, cared for the wounded, and crafted a vision for the future in which the rights of all libyans would be respected. and after the revolution, he supported the birth of a new democracy, as libyans held elections, and built new institutions, and began to move forward after decades of dictatorship. chris stevens loved his work. he took pride in the country he served, and he saw dignity in the people that he met. and two weeks ago, he traveled to benghazi to review plans to establish a new cultural center and modernize a hospital. that's when america's compound came under attack. along with three of his colleagues, chris was killed in the city that he helped to save. he was 52 years old. i tell you
was killed, so let's walk away from libya. i cannot think that is dispensable. you have to say, which elements of pakistan are progressive that do have common interests with us? if we are to look forward to pakistan opening up, and looking forward to pakistan with an energy that is self- sufficient, and an open economy which is less susceptible to extremism in the country, i think we have to do a better job and i think many of the people in this loam have a subtle understanding and to know this, we have to do a better job who are we working with? given these fraught relations of different institutions in the country, who do we choose to work with in which way and how can we modestly work ahead on different kinds of problems? when we say, we will create a strategic partnership in 12 areas, here is agriculture, here is water, and we will do it bilaterally and we will use a one-size-fits-all institutional link, by its very nature, some of these problems are not given to that kind of structure. we would have to say, where do we have to work? the kind of strange group of people who are bro
policy. he also talked about the recent deaths of four americans in libya. this is about 25 minutes. ["i was born free" plays] >> thank you so very much. my goodness. what a northern virginia welcome. thank you. [cheers and applause] and karen, if i am the next president of the united states, we will have to get you a job. a lot of other veterans, too. our veterans are not going to have a job when they come home. we have to get this economy working for our veterans. you guys are fabulous. near the virginia can determine who the next president's -- northern virginia can determine who the next president is. i hope you make that decision to get me elected. [crowd chants "mitt"] >> you guys are the best. i am excited about our future. we have heavy hearts across america today. i want you to know things are going to get better. right now, we are in mourning. we have lost four of of our diplomats across the world. we are thinking about their families and those they left behind. what a tragedy to lose such wonderful people have been so wonderful. we appreciate their service to the country. [cro
things are in play. that our national security is at stake. what happened in libya and other countries and in iran, there is a lot of trouble throughout the world. we need to make sure whatever we do that we are involved in the process, that the president comes to congress, lays out what the ground work is and we have a full understanding as to why we are doing it. we are in trouble. there are a lot of things happening overseas that are unsettling right now. i know i am running out of time. i will probably come back if that is all right. >> criteria for military intervention and afghanistan. >> this is a question personal for me. all three of my brothers served in the military. my oldest brother was a real military. i know what families do when somebody is deployed overseas. the military is strong and resourceful. they get anything done we ask them to do. we asked them what our interests are threatened anywhere around the globe, when we see direct threats, when we have a plan to invade and a plan for how we will take it forward, and they plan for how we will exit. we have to have the w
this month, when that violence broke out at u.s. diplomatic outposts in libya and egypt. romney jumped to accuse obama of disgraceful handling of the situation, including sympathizing with those who waged the attacks instead of condemning them and making a "apology for american principles." we fact checked that, and we pointed out that neither an unofficial statement from the cairo embassy nor statements from secretary of state hillary clinton nor obama's own statement contained any sympathy for the attackers if you read the plain language of them. the administration's condemnation of religious incitement on the anti-muslim from did not come anywhere close to being an apology by any definition. i have a feeling that romney stands ready to apply this overly broad definition of apology at any opportunity in the debates or during the endgame of the campaign. >> thank you, jim. before i make my own prediction, i want to know something kind of remarkable happening in the last couple of days. both candidates have been asked and referred to fact checking, their reaction to it. we have a clip
and events in libya, i would readily take less than 100% of what we want. where republicans have gone wrong. so many compromises going backwards. they have compromised in a way that makes the problem worse, that grows government, that increases the debt. i do not support compromise just for the sake of cutting the deal. >> the norquist pledge? yes or no? >> yes. >> 30 seconds? >> you campaign in poetry and govern in prose. it does not sound much like poetry in government these days. it sounds worse. people do not want to compromise. in san antonio, we have shrunk the federal government. the number of employees on our city payroll has shrunk by 4% to 5%. we eliminated positions. everybody talks about ronald reagan -- ronald reagan did not shrink the size of government. government was much bigger when reagan left office than when he started. there is this idea that is created out there that does not match the reality. when you get down to local communities where we do compromise, where we make the tough policy decisions, then yes, sometimes you can not do it. >> we are out of time. we are com
in the middle east today. what happened in egypt and libya, it took them weeks to decide it was a terrorist attack. i am concerned because israel needs our help. it will need our support and i stand behind them. >> ok. >> this is an issue that is very important to me. i have spent a critical time in middle east peace. -- considerable time in middle east peace. when i disagreed with the president, i was the first one on either side of the aisle to express my differences in no uncertain terms. let me turn this around and talk to you about things you do not hear. this administration, with my help, plused up the israeli budget by $200 million this year. we helped to create and put up israel's defense system. when israel was faced with the palestinians going to the united nations and asking for a unilateral declaration, there was one country that stood with israel and stopped that. that was the united states of america with me talking to the president of the united states making sure that did not happen. >> thank you. the next question is directed at senator heller. >> to different degrees, neva
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